Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Real McCoy 1993 Kim Basinger US one-sheet

The Real McCoy (1993) - (Kim Basinger) US one-sheet

This isan original 27"x 40" poster for the 1993 Russell Mulcahy film The Real McCoy based on a novel by Desmond Lowden, screenplay by William Davies and William Osborne and starring Kim Basinger as Karen McCoy. Plot summary: Karen McCoy spent six years in prison for bank robbery. After her release she wants to go straight and live an honorable life, but her old life does not want to let go of her.

Cast and crew: Russell Mulcahy, Desmond Lowden, Walliam Davies, William Osborne, Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer, Terence Stamp, Gailard Sartain, Zach English, Raynor Scheine, Deborah Hobart, Pamela Stubbart, Andy Stahl, Dean Rader-Duval, Norman Max Maxwell, Marc Macaulay, Peter Turner, David Dwyer, Frank Roberts

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Don't Torture a Duckling 1972 Florinda Bolkan Italian locandina

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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) - (Florinda Bolkan) Italian locandina

This is a 13" x 27.5" Italian locandina poster for the 1972 Lucio Fulci film Don't Torture a Duckling AKA Non si sevizia un paperino based on a screenplay by Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti and Gianfranco Clerici and starring Florinda Bolkan as Maciara. Plot summary: The remote village of Accendura is beset with murders, superstition and witchcraft. The police and the village priest have their hands full trying to keep order.

Cast and crew: Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti, Gianfranco Clerici, Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irane Papas, Marc Porel, Georges Wilson, Antonello Campodifiori, Ugo D'Alessio, Virgilio Gazzolo, Vito Passeri, Rosalia Maggio, Andrea Aureli, Linda Sini, Franco Balducci

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James Tont Operatione D.U.E. 1966 Lando Buzzanca Italian locandina

James Tont Operation D.U.E. (1966) - (Lando Buzzanca) Italian locandina

This is a 13" x 27.5" Italian locandina for the 1966 Bruno Corbucci film James Tont Operatione D.U.E. based on a screenplay by Bruno Corbucci, Vittorio Vighi, Mario Guerra, Antoinette Pellevant, Ermanno Donati and Luigi Carpentieri and starring Lando Buzzanca as James Tont. Plot summary: Secret agent James Tont is the only person who can prevent a clownish gang of hardened criminals from destroying St. Peter's Basilica. After all, he's a bigger clown than they are!

Cast and crew: Bruno Corbucci, Ermanno Donati, Luigi Carpentieri, Vittorio Vighi, Mario Guerra, Antoinette Pellevant, Lando Buccanca, France Anglade, Loris Gizzi, Claudie Lange, Antonella Murgia, Jacques Dufilho, Geoffrey Copleston, Furio Menicohi, Aldo Bonamano, Mirko Velentin, Franco Ressel, Enzo Consoli, Francesco Sormano, Sara Ridolfi, Renato Montalbano

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Carry on Abroad 1972 Sidney James Italian locandina

Carry on Abroad (1972) - (Sidney James) Italian locandina

This is a 13" x 27.5" Italian locandina for the 1972 Gerald Thomas film Carry on Abroad AKA Ragazze in Camera based on a screenplay by Talboth Rothwell and starring Sidney James as Vic Flange. Plot summary: On a four-day visit to the Spanish resort of Elsbels, a group of vacationers finds their hotel is still under construction in bad weather, which is weakening the hotel's foundation.

Cast and crew: Gerald Thomas, Talboth Rothwell, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Peter Butterworth, Jimmy Logan, June Whitfield, Hattie Jacques, Derek Francis, Sally Geeson, Ray Brooks, Carol Hawkins

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Liquid Sky 1982 Anne Carlisle US one-sheet

Liquid Sky (1982) - (Anne Carlisle) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" US poster for the 1982 Slava Tsukerman film Liquid Sky based on a screenplay by Slava Tsukerman, Anne Carlisle and Nina V. Kerova and starring Anne Carlisle as Margaret/Jimmy. Plot summary: In New York City a lonely woman watches as a flying saucer lands on a rooftop across the street where a lesbian drug dealer and her lover are living. This is a movie arcade randomly populated with cardboard acting, industrial lighting on primary colors, a synthesized soundtrack, narcissistic androgyny, rough kinky sex, drugs and invisible space aliens mixing with humans. No sky here, despite the title; no daylight either, mostly neon and strobe. The poster is great.

Cast and crew: Slava Tsukerman, Anne Carlisle, Nina V. Kerova, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr, Bob Brady, Elaine C. Grove, Stanley Knapp, Jack Adalist, Lloyd Ziff, Harry Lum, Roy MacArthur, Sara Carlisle, Alan Preston, Christine Hatfull

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Day of the Vistula 1980 dir: Tadeusz Kinaski Polish poster

Day of the Vistula (1980) - (dir: Tadeusz Kinaski) Polish poster

This a 27" x 38" Polish poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski for the 1980 Tadeusz Kinaski film Day of the Vistula AKA Dzien Wisly starring Ewa Borowlikas Catherine. Plot summary: In September of 1944 as the Germans are withdrawing from Warsaw a group of young men in a suburb is planning to cross the Vistula River in small boats at night to join the fighting.

Cast and crew: Tadeusz Kinanski, Andrzej Pągowski, Ryszard Frelek, Ewa Borowlik, Marke Dabrowski, Edmund Fetting, Zygmunt Fok, Jerzy Kamas, Emil Karewicz, Anna Milewska, Erwin Nowiaszek, Andrzej Precigs, Bogdan Smigeilski, Henryk Talar, Mieczyslaw Voit, Wiktor Zborowski

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Police Python 357 1976 Yves Montand Polish poster

Police Python 357 (1976) - (Yves Montand) Polish poster

This is a 19" x 27" Polish poster designed by Maria Ihnatowicz for the 1976 Alain Corneau film Police Python 357 AKA The Case against Ferro based on the 1946 Kenneth Fearing novel The Big Clock, screenplay by Daniel Boulanger and Alain Corneau and starring Yves Montand as Inspector Marc Ferrot. Plot summary: Ispector Ferrot has an affair with Sylvia Léopardi, [Stefania Sandrelli] who is also having an affair with his superior Ganay [François Périer]. When Gany learns about this he kills Léopardi, but the evidence all points to Ferrot as the murderer.

Cast and crew: Alain Corneau, Maria Ihnatowicz, Kenneth Fearing (novel The Big Clock), Daniel Boulanger, Alain Corneau, Yves Montand, François Périer, Simone Signoret, Stefania Sandrelli, Mathieu Carrière, Vadim Glowna, Claude Bertraind, Gabrielle Doulcet, Alice Reichen, Tony Rödel, Georges-Fréderic Dehlen, Serge Marquand, Stéphane Macha, Roger Muni, Malvina Penne

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An Unmarried Woman 1978 Jill Clayburgh Polish poster

An Unmarried Woman (1978) - (Jill Clayburgh) Polish poster

This is a 27" x 37" Polish poster designed by Mieczyslaw Wasilewski for the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman written and directed by Paul Mazursky and starring Jill Clayburgh as Erica. Plot summary: After her husband leaves her for another woman, Erica reasseses who she and how that is defined in relation to a male partner.

Cast and crew: Paul Mazursky, Mieczyslaw Wasilewski, Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman, Patricia Quinn, Kelly Bishop, Lisa Lucas, Linda Miller, Andrew Duncan, Daniel Seltzer, Matthew Arkin, Penelope Russianoff, Novella Nelson, Raymond J. Barry, Ivan Karp

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Divine Emma 1979 - Bozidara Turzonovová Polish poster

Divine Emma (1979) - (Bozidara Turzonovová) Polish poster

This is a 26" x 37" Polish poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski and K. Hoffmann to promote the 1979 Jirí Krejcík film The Divine Emma written by Jirí Krejcík and Zdenek Mahler and starring Bozidara Turzonovová as Ema Destinnová. Plot summary: This is a movie biography of the Czech opera star Emmy Destinn (1878-1930) who had careers both in Europe and in the United States. In World War I she was linked to the Czech resistance; after the war she was unable to resume her career in New York with the same standing, although she did continue to sing at the Met until 1920.

Cast and crew: Jirí Krejcík, Andrzej Pagowski, K. Hoffmann, Zdenek Mahler, Bozidara Turzonovová, Gabriela Benacková, Juraj Kukura, Juraj Kakura, Jirí Adamíra, Milos Kopecký, Josef Somr, Cestmir Randa, Josef Kemr, Václav Neuzil, Václav Lohniský, Karel Augusta, Vlastimil Bedrna, Milena Svobodová, Jana Smrcková, Frantisek Rehák

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Conversation Piece 1974 Burt Lancaster Polish poster

Conversation Piece (1974) - (Burt Lancaster) Polish poster

This is a 23" x 33" Polish poster designed by Jerzy Flisak for the 1974 Luchino Visconti film Conversation Piece AKA Gruppo di famiglia in un interno based on a story by Enrico Medioli, screenplay by Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enrico Medioli and Luchino Visconti and starring Burt Lancaster as Il Professore. Plot summary: A retired American professor lives a quiet solitary life in his luxurious mansion in Rome, but this tranqulity is disrupted when he is obliged to rent an upper-floor apartment to an obnoxious woman of the Italian aristocracy [Sylvano Mangano] and her boistrous entourage.

Cast and crew: Luchino Visconti, Jerzy Flisak, Enrico Medioli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano, Claudia Marsani, Stefano Patrizi, Elvira Cortese, Philippe Hersent, Guy Tréjan, Jean-Pierre Zola, Umberto Raho, Enzo Fiermonte, Romolo Valli, George Clatot, Valentino Macchi, Vittorio Fanfoni

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Jeremy 1973 Robby Benson Polish poster

Jeremy (1973) - (Robby Benson) Polish poster

This is a 23" x 33" Polish poster designed by Jakub Erol for the 1973 tilm Jeremy written and directed by Arthur Barron and starring Robby Benson as Jeremy Jones. Plot summary: Jeremy Jones is a student cellist in New York who falls in love with fellow student Susan Rollins, [Glynnis O'Connor] who studies ballet. The movie shows the awkward development of their first love, and its abrupt end. Cast and crew: Arthur Barron, Jakub Erol, Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Len Bari, Leonardo Cimino, Ned Wilson, Chris Bohn, Patricia Wheel, Ted Sorel, Bruce Friedman, Eunice Anderson

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Run after Me until I Catch You 1976 Annie Girardot Polish poster

Run after Me until I Catch You (1976) - (Annie Girardot) Italian locandina

This is a 27" x 38" Polish poster designed by Romuald Socha for the 1976 Robert Pouret film Run after Me until I Catch You AKA Cours après moi que je t'attrape starring Annie Girardot as Jacqueline. Plot summary: Jacqueline, a pet groomer, and tax-collector Paul [Jean-Pierre Marielle] are a pair of lonely middle-aged people who fall in love. They become inseparably attached despite the complexities of their relationship.

Cast and crew: Robert Pouret, Romuald Socha, Nicole de Buron, Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Geneviève Fontanel, Christine Laurent, Sylvain Rougerie, Gérard Hernandez, Jean-Jacques Moreau, Roger Riffard, Jacqueline Doyen, Francis Joffo, Katia Tchenko, Daniel Prévost, Marilù Tolo, Anémone, Claude Beauthéac

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The Stud Farm 1979 dir: András Kovács Polish poster

The Stud Farm (1979) - (dir: Kovacs) Polish poster

This is a 26" x 37" Polish poster designed by Lech Majewski for the 1979 film The Stud Farm AKA A ménesgazda written and directed by András Kovács and starring József Madaras as Busó Jani. Plot summary: The film is set in 1950 when a communist director is sent to take over management of a stud farm. The staff resists his efforts, sometimes with violence, because it does not like the changeover to communism.

Cast and crew: András Kovács, Lech Majewski, József Madaras, Ferenc Bács, Ferenc Fábián, András Ambrus, Csongor Ferenczy, István Gyarmati, András Csiky, Levente Bíró, Marianna Moór, Erzsi Pásztor, Irén Bordán, Ilka Petur, Sándor Horváth, Károly Sinka, Nándor Tomanek

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Camouflage 1977 dir: Krzysztof Zannusi Polish poster

Camouflage (1977) - (dir: Krzysztof Zannusi) Polish poster

This is a 23" x 33" Polish poster designed by Franciszek Starowieyski to promote the 1977 film Camouflage AKA Barwy ochronne written and directed by Krzysztof Zannusi and starring Piotr Garlicki as Jarolaw Kruszynski. Plot summary: At a university summer linguistics camp there is ideological conflict between two professors over what views are allowed to be expressed in student papers. Tensions escalate when jury prizes and recommendations are awarded.

Cast and crew: Krzysztof Zanussi, Franciszek Starowieyski, Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul, Mariusz Dmochowski, Wojciech Alaborski, Mieczyslaw Banasik, Krystyna Bigelmajer, Jadwiga Colonna-Walewska, Alfred Freudenheim, Marian Glinka, Anna Grzeszczak, Iwona Sloczyska, Krystyna Sznerr-Mierzejewska, Lech emfazy Stefanski, Marek Wojciechowski

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Vanishing Point 1971 Barry Newman Polish poster

Vanishing Point (1971) - (Barry Newman) Polish poster

This is a 23" x 33" Polish poster designed by Andrzej Bertrandt to promote the 1971 Richard C. Sarafian film Vanishing Point written by Guillermo Cain and Malcolm Hart and starring Barry Newman as Kowalski. Plot summary: Kowalski is a former professional road racer of legendary stature working for a car delivery service who gets a job delivering a supercharged 1970 Dodge Challenger (five of which were used making the film) from Colorado to San Francisco. He takes a bet how fast he can make the delivery, which gets him into trouble with the highway patrol in three states. This is a cult car movie with big doses of two essential ingredients: property destruction and defiance of the law.

Cast and crew: Richard C. Sarafian, Andrzej Bertrandt, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Malcolm Hart, Berry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin, Paul Koslo, Robert Donner, Timothy Scott, Gilda Texter, Anthony James, Arthur Malet, Karl Swenson, Severn Darden, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Lee Weaver, Jerry Reed, Big Mama Thornton, Kim Carnes, Cherie Foster

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Illumination 1973 dir: Krzysztof Zanussi Polish poster

The Illumination (1973) - (dir: Krzysztof Zanussi) Polish poster

This is a 31.5" x 22.5" Polish poster designed by Franciszek Starowieyski for the 1973 film The Illumination written and directed by Krzysztof Zanussi and starring Stanislaw Latallo as Franciszek Retman. Plot summary: This is a cinematic meditation following the life of a brilliant physicist and his quest for the meaning of life through family life, laboratory work, philosophy, the university and a monastery. The title comes from a concept developed by St. Augustine, who held that a pure heart is a prerequisite for illumination.

Cast and crew: Krzysztof Zanussi, Franciszek Starowieyski, Stanislaw Latallo, Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, Malgorzata Pritulak, Malgorzata Pritulak, Jan Skotnicki, Edward Zebrowski, Wlodzimierz Zonn, Bogdan Mielnik, Wladyslaw Turski, Lukasz Turski, Jadwiga Colonna-Walewskia, K. Ernst, Irena Horecka, J. Illasiewicz, J. Klamerus

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Hyena Sun 1977 Mahmoud Moursy Polish poster

Hyena Sun (1977) - (Mahmoud Moursy) Polish poster

This is a 22" x 31" Polish poster designed by Wiktor Górka for the 1977 film The Hyena Sun written and directed by Ridha Behi and starring Mahmoud Moursy as Lamine. Plot summary: The traditional fishing culture in a Tunisian village is disrupted when a German construction company builds a beach resort there and most of the fishermen become construction workers. When the construction ends few of the fishermen are able to rebuild their former way of life.

Cast and crew: Ridha Behi, Wiktor Górka, Salah Benmoussa, Hélène Catzaras, El Ghazi, Tewfik Guiga, Habachi, Mohamed Jalali, Doghmi Larbi, Mohammed Mehdi, Mourad Methkal, Mahmoud Moursy, El Omari, Aicha Rachidi, Ahmed Snoussi, Moustapha Zaari

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